Mergers and Acquisitions

Bayer's Monsanto Bid Would Create Largest Agrochemicals Company

German pharmaceutical and chemicals giant Bayer AG on Monday said it made an all-cash offer to acquire Monsanto Co. for $62 billion, valuing the U.S. company at a substantial premium in a deal that would create the world's largest agrochemicals company.

Gannett Raises Tribune Offer to About $864M

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, raised its all-cash offer to buy Tribune Publishing to $15 per share from $12.25, valuing the publisher of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times at about $864 million

Nissan to Take 34% Stake in Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan Motor said Thursday it would spend Yen237.4 billion ($2.18 billion) to take a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, becoming the controlling shareholder after a scandal at Mitsubishi involving falsified fuel-economy data.